Category Archives: code

A better fnotify.pl for local irssi

For various reasons i run irssi locally on the box that use, i also use fnotify.pl in order to get pretty notifications when someone wants my attention, alas fnotify.pl is designed to be used remotly over ssh, great if you have a load of boxes and don’t run irssi on the box your using. but for people like me it was a bit clunky and annoying (had to run a seperate script to read the files it wrote, the script would often get caught up in gnome sessions without exiting causing lots of scripts to be loaded after several logons)

So i altered the fnotify.pl script to work entirely out of one script (thats loaded into irssi via the normal methods). this has the side effect of only working localy but for anyone else like me, its a rather usefull addition. you’ll need notify-send installed.

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Big games devloper (valve) porting huge game series (half-life 2 orange box) to linux possibly

title says it all folks, from #ubuntu-offtopic

17:06:25 -!- ValveSoft [i=kal@117.192.227.120] has joined #ubuntu-offtopic
17:06:35 < ValveSoft> we're recruiting programmers at valve software to port the orange box to linux, if anybody is interested please let me know
17:10:50 < ValveSoft> if you are interested in a linux games programming carrier with valve softwares please post your resume here: jobs@valvesoftware.com
17:06:50 < ValveSoft> http://www.valvesoftware.com/job-SenSoftEngineer.html
17:10:51 < ValveSoft> thanks.
17:10:54 -!- ValveSoft [i=kal@117.192.227.120] has quit []

on its own obviously not much but looking at the job description “Port Windows-based games to the Linux platform.” its starting to look legit, i doubt a troll would just advertise a valve email and leave as well. here’s hoping!